Banned Books Week

September 18 – 24, 2022, is Banned Books Week. I’ve only recently learned there is a Banned Books Week, but I’m glad there is. I grew up in libraries. My mother was a librarian. I was the only girl in the family and on our block, so books were my companions when I couldn’t be with other girls near my age. I’ve read my way through every crisis and transition I’ve ever encountered. I cannot […]

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Queen Elizabeth II

Long Lived the Queen Due to no effort on my part, I was in the right place at the right time many years ago to watch Queen Elizabeth II opened a new session of Parliament. We were visiting London and noticed large crowds gathering in front of the hotel where we stayed. A police officer was kind enough to tell us we were at the right time and place to see the pomp and circumstance […]

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Global Mental Health

One of the unanticipated outcomes of starting a weekly blog is having total strangers read it and contact me. Roanne Johns, a mental health advocate, reached out to ask if I could consider letting her write a guest blog. Today is that day. Thank you, Mrs. Johns, for providing this guest blog about Global Mental Health. Having you do this has been good for my mental health. Mental health is an issue near and dear […]

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Labor Day Today

“Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, some done, Has earned a night’s repose.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Labor Day Today As we head into the beloved Labor Day weekend and transition from summer to fall and another academic year, let’s pause and consider the ancient tensions between those who do the manual work that keeps society going and those who finance that work. Labor Day today is more about […]

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Myra Johnson – Guest Author

Myra Johnson is one of those people I don’t exactly remember meeting, but am grateful I did. She writes faith-based romance and cranks out books at a rate that truly astonishes me, as I labor for years to release a book. I’ve invited her to take over this space this week. Thank you, Myra, and all the best to you in your writing efforts. Myra Johnson on the Writing Life As long as I stay […]

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